Through the wonderful world of Facebook I have met a most marvelous friend. I can’t remember how I found her or even how long ago it has been but I have been reading her blog faithfully since I have found her. Even though we have never met face to face she has the most beautiful soul. Her words pop out at the pages. Many times her sweet words have touched my heart, deep down to the depths of my soul. I want to encourage you to read along with me as she shares her creativity and her beautiful spirit. I do hope someday to meet my sweet writing sister and companion on this journey called life, but until then, I will learn all about her through her words and devotion to finding her creativity and other life qualities. So Diane, thank you for touching my life and I wish you continued blessings on your journey. I hope our paths connect soon!
To my readers, you can find Diane’s beautiful writing at her blog here: http://www.dmsolis.blogspot.com/
I just returned back to the desert after being gone for nearly two weeks. Being a writer I find myself constantly making notes and thinking like a writer. I usually have a pen handy and several notebooks with me at all times. This time I spent away I made a conscious decision to do something I have never done before…to NOT write. I decided that I would spend my time away instead of documenting and recording my journey just to be fully present. I purposefully did not blog (as you can tell by my last blog entry date) nor would I journal or write. I put myself on a writing fast and wanted to see if I could really do that. The first few days were tough, I found myself wanting to document each day, but then I became aware of each day and each moment and encounter I had with those around me. Instead I got to hear some of the most amazing stories of some women I encountered on my journey. It lead me to believe even deeper that yes, every one does have a story to tell. By being fully present I was able to listen to their story of their life and marvel at how wonderful it is to be alive. Today in your writing be aware of all who enter into your realm. Be fully present in all of your conversations.